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Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

A graduate of Syracuse University, Jennifer Harper writes the daily Inside the Beltway column and provides additional coverage of breaking national news, plus long-term trends in politics, media issues, public opinion, popular culture, Hollywood foibles and “eureka” moments in health and science.

She has been a frequent broadcast commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, Voice of America, Citadel Broadcasting, Talk Radio Network and other news organizations. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Ms. Harper grew up in Texas and arrived in Washington in time for Watergate -- and has been tracking the political and media landscape ever since.

She is an active member of the American Federation of TV Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild. She has won 14 journalism awards during her years at The Washington Times.

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Articles by Jennifer Harper

Blagojevich among top 10 scandals

It could be his Chicago-style audacity or the sheer breadth of the investigation. Maybe it's just the hair, or those snappy new ringtones. Published December 19, 2008

Pope, Wal-Mart hail new culture of thrift

Wear out your shoes, and hail the humble meal and modest celebration. The new frugality, thrifty chic, recessionist culture -- it's a global thing. And it's good for us. Published December 18, 2008

TV news, local papers win audience derby

Americans get their news from local television, cable news networks and local newspapers in that order, according to new research. Published December 17, 2008

Critics of PC decry 'top 10 abuses' of '08

The hallowed halls of academia are ivy-covered and perhaps hamstrung with political correctness - some more pronounced than others. Published December 15, 2008

Inside Politics Weekend: Missing volunteers

What has become of all the grass-roots volunteers who worked so tirelessly to get Barack Obama elected president? No one knows at the moment, apparently. Published December 14, 2008

Beliefs in God, UFOs prevail

Americans believe in God, angels, heaven, miracles - such traditional religious thinking is still much a part of the nation's mind-set, according to research that also plumbs a few less traditional beliefs. Published December 12, 2008

Staunch GOP still has faith in Bush

Conservative Republicans have not deserted President Bush as his last days in the White House ebb away. Published December 12, 2008

News industry needs a bailout?

Some wonder whether the news media could use a federal buyout, just like Wall Street and auto manufacturers. Published December 9, 2008

Gregory to host 'Meet the Press'

David Gregory has been named moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," the network announced Sunday, ending months of parlor games and insider speculation over the much-coveted position. Published December 8, 2008

'Meet the Press' meets its new moderator, David Gregory

David Gregory has been named moderator of NBC News' "Meet the Press," the network announced Sunday, ending months of parlor games and insider speculation over the much-coveted position. Published December 7, 2008

Inside Politics Weekend: Days of yore

Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrived on American soil for the first time on this day in 1987, enjoying "Gorbymania," a cowboy hat and the company of President Reagan. Published December 7, 2008

Blogging dangerous for foreign journalists

More bloggers and online scribes have been jailed worldwide than any other breed of journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which released its annual "prison census" survey Thursday. Published December 4, 2008

Texas, FEMA feud over storm relief

As far as many Texans are concerned, Hurricane Ike never went away. Almost three months after the storm struck the Lone Star State, debris and animal carcasses still litter coastal beaches. Published December 4, 2008